The pandemic barely dented the financial outlook for some major networks, which continued to acquire weaker hospitals and ailing doctors’ practices. Critics worry consolidation leads to higher prices for medical care.
American officials have been delivering the same message to Kyiv for more than seven years, but little has changed — or is likely to, analysts say.
Some families have come to prefer stand-alone virtual schools and districts are rushing to accommodate them — though questions about remote learning persist.
The gap between rates set for private insurers and employers vs. those by the federal government stirs the debate over a government-run health plan.